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Lea M. Cetera
New York, NY

2012 Columbia University, School of the Arts, Visual Arts, MFA
2005 The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, BFA
2003 Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Study abroad, summer program

Awards and Residencies
2017 The Lighthouse Works Public Art Commission, Fishers Island, NY
2016 Emerging Artist Fellowship, Socrates Sculpture Park, LIC, NY
2015 Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA, Fellowship Residency
2014 Foundation for Contemporary Art, Emergency Grant
2011 Mildred’s Lane, Beach Lake, PA
2005 Elliot Lash Memorial Prize for Excellence in Sculpture, Cooper Union School of Art

Solo Exhibitions

Expanding Brain, Southard Reid, London, UK

Threshold, Frieze New York, Randall's Island, NY

NADA Miami Beach Solo Presentation, Miami, FL
Transference, Southard Reid, London, UK

Sprawl, New Commission, Project Space, Art in General, New York, NY

Observational Comedy, Southard Reid, London, UK

Select Group Exhibitions
Lea Cetera and Josh Tonsfeldt, Malraux's Place, Brooklyn, NY

Surface Support, SIGNAL, Brooklyn, NY
Name It by Trying to Name It: Open Sessions Group Exhibition, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

In Response: Other Primary Structures, Jewish Museum, New York, NY

Where 1, Where, Brooklyn, NY
Ajar, Reverse Space, Brooklyn, NY
We Seem to Still be Moving, Simone Subal Gallery, New York, NY
Coded Conduct, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London, England
Double Life: Sculpture Center’s In Practice program, Sculpture Center, LIC, NY

High Desert Test Sites, Andy’s Gamma Gulch Parcel, Joshua Tree, CA
New Wight Biennial 2012, New Wight Gallery, Broad Art Center, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Fischer Landau Center, Columbia University, New York, NY

First-Year MFA Exhibition, Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY

PortugalArte ’10 Biennial, Freedom of Expression, Portuguese Pavilion, Lisbon, Portugal

On From Here, Guild and Greyshkul Gallery, New York, NY

Flex Your Textiles, John Connelly Presents, New York, NY
Speed Limit, A participatory history in Women’s Art, LMCC, New York, NY

The North Face, Houghton Gallery, The Cooper Union, New York, NY

Select Film Screenings and Performances
OBE (Outer Body Experience), Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Portland, OR

Rose Auditorium, Cooper Union Alumni Film Festival, The Cooper Union, New York, NY

Anthology Film Archives, New Filmmakers NY Festival, New York, NY
Millennium Film, Debut of Vibrant Futures: Episodes Two and Three, New York, NY

The Poetry Project at St. Marks Church, Friday Night Series, New York, NY

Guild and Greyshkul Gallery, Screening of Vibrant Futures, New York, NY
Friday Night Series: The Poetry Project at St. Marks Church, Cartharsis, New York, NY

Galapagos Art Space, The Pro Boner Show, New York, NY

Theater for the New City, Adventures of the Aesthetic, New York, NY

Visiting Artist and Lecture Series
School of the Damned, Good Job Gallery, London, UK

Cooper Union School of Art, New York, NY

Selected Curatorial/Projects
Cooper Union Alumni Film Festival, Rose Auditorium, Cooper Union School of Art, New York, NY
- Co-chaired for the committee and organized the curation and selection of works of Cooper Union Alumni for the first Cooper Union Alumni Film Festival.

The Last Show, Hewitt Building, Cooper Union School of Art, New York, NY
- Organized and co-curated an exhibition of alumni student work from the Cooper Union School of Art. Included were never-before exhibited student works by alumni that ranged from Eva Hesse, Tom Wesselman, Doug Ashford, Art Club 2000 etc.


Herriman, Kat “A Trio of Art Shows that Inspires Double Takes”, New York Times Style Magazine, 2015
Burke, Sarah “Beyond the Horizon”, East Bay Express, 2015
D’Agostino, Paul “Screw You: Surface Support”, Brooklyn Magazine, 2015
Adams, Abraham "Ajar", Critics Picks,, October 2013
Chappa, Kristen “Double Life”, Catalogue, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY 2013
Smith, Roberta “A Gallery Goes Out In A Burst Of Energy” New York Times 7 February 2009: C5